Judge Brett Kavanaugh graduated from Yale Law School and served as a clerk to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.
But while most Democrats have announced their opposition to Trump's nominee, there are a handful of moderate Democrats who could buck their party and deliver another win for Trump.
It didn't take long for protests to start. A fourth nominee came up at the last minute: Thomas Hardiman. He is an excellent judge-and will make a great Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States-because he is restrained, brilliant, humble, competent and very much committed to the Constitution.
There's buzz that he has plans to gut Roe V. Wade. "We have the American people on our side, now we have to go state by state by state to make sure senators do what their constituents want".
For all the parsing of differences between the finalists on the president's shortlist in recent days - Judge Amy Coney Barrett was praised by conservative Christian groups who believed she held the deepest anti-abortion beliefs, Judge Thomas Hardiman was criticized by those same groups who anxious he might slide to the left as Justices Souter, Kennedy and Blackmun did before him, Kavanaugh raised concerns from some because his anti-abortion opinions were not strong enough - all of those under consideration effectively posed a similar threat to abortion access in the United States.
As Judge Kavanaugh explained in his dissenting opinion, "Judicially second-guessing the correctness or reasonableness (as opposed to the sincerity) of plaintiffs' religious beliefs is exactly what the Supreme Court in Hobby Lobby told us not to do". "I think that there has been incredible concern and outrage and anger about that". "I thank God every day for my family", Kavanaugh said, praising his daughters, whose basketball team he coaches, as well as his wife, whom he met when both were working in the White House in 2001.
Capito said on "Talkline" she should have said presidential election.
The Judicial Crisis Network announced its "Confirm Kavanaugh" campaign of cable and digital ads in Alabama, Indiana, North Dakota and West Virginia.
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Republicans hold a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate, though with ailing Senator John McCain battling cancer in his home state of Arizona they now can muster only 50 votes. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who have shown concern in the past about preserving access to abortion rights. Gorsuch restored the court's conservative majority. Leo put together Trump's list of 25 potential Supreme Court picks and helped put Neil Gorsuch onto the court.
But in the wake of Trump's nomination, Tanden said, it's the left's turn to use the Supreme Court to fire up voters.
"I don't think anyone should expect me to simply vote yes for this nominee, just simply because my state may be more conservative than others", Jones said.
Alabamians will be hearing a lot about Kavanaugh in the coming days.
"He's got a story that's compelling beyond the taxicab", former senator Rick Santorum, R-Pa., a friend of Hardiman's, said in an interview.
Top contenders had included federal appeals judges Raymond Kethledge, Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman, as well as Kavanaugh, who is now a federal appellate judge in the District of Columbia.
Trump could yet have further opportunities to move to the court to the right.
On abortion, Kavanaugh voted in October to delay an abortion for a teenage immigrant who was in government custody.
Prior to being tapped by Trump, some conservatives questioned Kavanaugh's bona fides, and he's controversial with Democrats because of his role in the Starr investigation of Clinton. "Our job is to raise our voices I know this will be hard but we didn't get into this fight because we thought it would be easy".